PRAISE IN THE PARK HAS NOW BEEN REVAMPED
AS "PRAYZE IN THE PARK" -- STAY TUNED FOR 2017 EVENT!!!!
 
 
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No Praise in the Park For 2015 & 2016 - Reorganization
 
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Acclaim Community Outreach  
Saturday July 19, 2014   --- 12 Noon to 5PM
18th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2014
Heilmann Community Recreation Center
19601 Crusade   Detroit, MI  48205
 
Acclaim Community Outreach seeks both in-kind (snacks, refreshments) and monetary donations for this years event to cover stage rental 
 
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Acclaim Community Outreach
Saturday August 3, 2013 
17th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2013
 In Conjunction with 'Arise Detroit Neighborhoods Day'
Heilmann Recreation Center 19601 Crusade Detroit, MI  48205 
 
The 17th Annual Praise in the Park community outreach event proved to be another successful event as people in the community came together in a time of fun, food and fellowship. We wholeheartedly thank Detroit Medical Center (DMC) for sending representatives to conduct blood pressure and diabetes tests.  Local music artists were also present which added extra spice to the event.  Free food, refreshments and food boxes were distributed to community residents.  Overall, Luther Keith, Director of Arise Detroit spearheaded another successful year of encouragement and fellowship through the partnership and participation of various organizations throughout Metro Detroit on this great day, 
 
Acclaim Outreach thanks all of its donors (see below) and look forward to another momentous event for the 2014 year.  Below are also some photos taken at the event.
 
Special Thanks To the Following Businesses For In-Kind Donations:
 
Walmart Foundation -- Roseville, MI
Parkway Foods (E. Jefferson) -- Detroit, MI
Entenmann's Bakery (13 Mile Rd) -  Warren, MI
Sav-A-Lot (E. Eight Mile)  -  Detroit, MI
Spartan Foods (Grand River)  -- Redford, MI
Home Depot (7 Mile & Meyers) Detroit, MI
Better Made Potato Chips (Gratiot) -- Detroit, MI
Vegas Supermarket (Kelly Road)  Harper Woods, MI
 
 
 
 
Detroit Medical Center Participants
Michael, Nia and Amber 
  
   
 
  
 
   
 
    
 
   
 
      
 
    
 
  
 
16th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2012
Saturday August 4, 2012  12 noon -  5pm
Corrigan Playfield - E. Warren @ Alter Road
Participating in Neighborhoods Day - Arise Detroit!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                 
                                             No Praise in the Park 2011
 
 
15th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2010
 
 
 Saturday July 31, 2010  4PM to 9PM
Corrigan Playfield  - E. Warren @ Alter Road
Detroit, MI
 
Guests Recording Artists:  
Jesse Coleman, Saxophonist - Toledo,OH (Gospel Jazz)
Sounds of Imani
Corinthia Sims
Emazin & Goodson (Gospel Rap), Nikki B
 Salvation Army Choir 
Minister Charles Clarke
 
Elder Cornelius Sims, Guest MC

 
One again, Acclaim Community Outreach had another successful community outreach for the whole family!  Master of Ceremonies Cornelius Sims and kept the crowd on their heels.  Guest recording artists conducted performances in the spirit of excellence.  In addition, there were giveaways and free food.  The Detroit Surveillance & Intervention Dept. (MDCH) were again present to conduct HIV/AIDS and STD testing. (see photos below)
 
     
  
                       
    
     
        
             
                                                        

14th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2009

 Saturday July 25, 2009  4PM to 9PM
Corrigan Playfield  - E. Warren @ Alter Road
Detroit, MI
 
Special Gospel Recording Artist:  1-A-Chord From Atlanta, GA
Detroit Rescue Mission Choir
Sounds of Imani
Minister Charles Clark
Jonathan E. McCoy, Youth Speaker

This year marked another successful community outreach for the whole family!  Jonathan McCoy is a wonderfully talented youth speaker and his speech sparked motivation for youth who were present at the event.  1-A-Chord from Atlanta, GA,  along with the Detroit Rescue Mission Choir, gospel recording artist Sounds of Imani, and Minister Charles Clark brought more inspiration than ever before.  In addition, there were giveaways and free food.  The Detroit Medical Center and the Detroit Surveillance & Intervention Dept. (MDCH) were present to conduct high blood pressure & diabetes tests, HIV/AIDS and STD testing.

 
 Jonathan E. McCoy, Youth Speaker

 
                 
 
               


        
 
 
 
13th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2008
"Special Guest Appearance from the Detroit Shock" (5-6PM)
 
Once again, Acclaim Community Outreach hosted its 13th Annual Praise in the Park outreach celebration.  This year the event proved successful with the help of faithful volunteers.  Donations were received from local businesses, organizations, and individuals from various areas within the Metro Detroit community. Praise in the Park West was held on Saturday June 14, 2008 from 3PM to 9PM at Stoepel Park #1 (W. Outer Drive @ Evergreen) in Detroit.  Special gospel recording artists from Property of God Management spearheaded by Katrina shared their musical expertise.
 
Praise in the Park East was held on Saturday July 26, 2008 from 3PM to 9PM at Corrigan Playfield (E. Warren @ Alter Road) in Detroit.  This year, we had a special guest celebrity from the DETROIT SHOCK in the person of Eshaya Murphy!  This was a great opportunity for so many young people who received signed autographs on basketballs, T-shirts, etc.  
 
Acclaim Community Outreach would like to thank all participants, patrons, volunteers, and also a very big shout out to the Michigan Army National Guard and contemporary gospel recording artist Dray Hill & Co. 
 
 
    
 
 
  
 
 
12th ANNUAL PRAISE IN THE PARK 2007
 --FREE TO THE PUBLIC--


Sponsors:  Dr. Avis Broussard, Perfect Smile Dental Center - (Detroit)
Michigan Army National Guard - (Lansing)
 
The summer of 2007 presented many fun-filled opportunities for community residents as ACOS hosted its 12th Annual Praise in the Park outreach event.  Praise in the Park West convened on Saturday June 16, 2007 at Stoepel Park #1 4PM to 9PM (W. Outer Drive & Evergreen).    The emcee for the event was radio host Rufus Beals, WDRJ Radio 1440 AM.

Musical entertainment was provided by local youth and adult musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, poets, dancers, etc., who enjoy every opportunity to perform outdoors.  Free food, prevention materials and brochures, along with other items were given away during this event.  Low income residents who come seeking sources of assistance for transitional housing shelters were referred to various organizations who collaborate with Acclaim Community Outreach Services.

The Michigan Army National Guard represented in a very big way by setting up materials regarding job opportunities for community residents.  Local churches and other organizations who came to volunteer of their time and talent were welcomed.  Deliverance Tabernacle Church has assisted ACOS each year by distributing food and other materials to the community residents. 

Praise in the Park East took place on Saturday July 21, 2007 at Corrigan Playfield, 4PM to 9PM (E. Warren @ Alter Rd).   These are ongoing outreach activities that are in need of funding and ACOS continues to seek grantors and donors for such an inspiring community event.  Many thanks to all of our donors:
 

 DONORS FOR PRAISE IN THE PARK 2007  

 Par Ice Cream (Ryan Rd) - Detroit
 Home Depot (7 Mile & Meyers) - Detroit  
 Hostess Bakery (Tireman) - Detroit  
 Awry's Bakery - Livonia
 Better Made Potato Chips (Gratiot) - Detroit  
 Ms. Jenkins - Detroit
 Justin's Records - Detroit
 God's World - Detroit
 Target - Dearborn
 Food Giant - Detroit
 Food For Less - Detroit
 Kroger - Harper Woods
                                         

 

  

          
 
                              
PRAISE IN THE PARK 2006
 
        
       Michigan State Senator Hansen Clarke          Supporters From Michigan Army National Guard
             & Carol Ervin, ACOS-CEO
 
  
      
           
      
 
    
 
 
 
 PRAISE IN THE PARK 2005
 
 

   Park1   Park2  

   Park5   Park9

   Park7    Park8   

 Park6